Copyright law of France

  1. France Examines Even Tougher Anti-Piracy Laws

    February 28, 2013 2:41 PM EST PARIS: -- Already home to some of the strictest anti-piracy laws for users, France’s Internet Authority (HADOPI) has  issued a new report examining ways to curb usage of streaming and direct download sites. Looking to stop piracy at the source, th ...

  2. France's Hadopi: 2 Convictions, 1 Fine, 1.25 Million Warnings Since 2009

    December 31, 2012 1:52 PM EST Since being put into law in 2009, France's Hadopi has resulted in over 1.25 million warnings sent to broadband subscribers, two guilty convictions and just one fine, according to numbers released by the country's Minster of Justice. Inte ...

  3. Hadopi, France's Anti-Piracy Law, Could Be In Jeopardy Following Commission Report

    December 14, 2012 3:03 PM EST Recent reports have surfaced claiming the end of Hadopi, the French graduated-response law combatting Internet piracy, could be near. The news comes after a French Ministry of Culture commission on digital content and cultural policy led by Pierre ...

  4. Morning Fix: Apple's Pandora-Rival Plans; Obama, Madonna & Twitter; MTV's Not-So-Shocking VMAs

    September 07, 2012 7:32 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MTV VMAS 2012: RIHANNA, ONE DIRECTION FIND LOVE & MOONMEN: The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards? That would be the lack of shocking moments at t ...

  5. France's HADOPI Study Shows Decrease in Piracy

    April 02, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Screen shot of a graphic from HADOPI's new report showing the effectiveness of its three-warning system. Seventeen months after issuing its first warning emails, HADOPI, the French governmental copyright protection body installed to administe ...

  6. French SCPP Report: Rights Income Increases 10 Percent, Digital Continues Growth, Illegal Copyright Claims Down

    January 24, 2012 11:06 AM EST The SCPP, the French society in charge of royalty collections for music labels - including the four majors - saw a nearly 10 percent growth in income in 2011, up to €71.2 million from its 2010 level. This growth can largely be attributed to the ri ...

  7. Business Matters: 700,000 French ISP Subscribers Have Received an Infringement Warning

    October 04, 2011 8:48 PM EDT K French ISP Subscribers Have Received an Infringement Warning -- Nearly 700,000 ISP accounts in France have received at least one copyright infringement warning as part of the country's anti-piracy efforts. Sixty ISP account holders in Fr ...

  8. France's HADOPI Sends Out Final Copyright Infringement Notices, But Many Are Critical

    July 19, 2011 12:56 PM EDT The French three-strike copyright protection system created by French Lawmakes in 2010 is entering its third and final phase. More than ten people who allegedly continued downloading copyrighted materials after receiving two warning letters will b ...

  9. HADOPI Study Says France's Three-Strike Law Having Positive Impact on Music Piracy

    May 16, 2011 11:25 AM EDT The French three-strike copyright protection law known by the acronym HADOPI, which was implemented in 2010, is beginning to have an impact on internet users' download habits, according to the first results of a government study entitled  ...

  10. Business Matters: France's Copyright Enforcement Agency Sending 2,000 Warnings A Day

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST France's Copyright Enforcement Agency Sending 2,000 Infringement Notices A Day -- Since November France's Hadopi authority has warned 100,000 suspected copyright infringers and identified hundreds of repeat offenders, according to a repo ...

  11. French Anti-Piracy Scheme's 25,000 Daily Reports

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Three weeks after the first warning messages were sent by email to online infringers, French body HADOPI remains quiet on the process and its results. However, Billboard.biz has learned that rights-holders are reporting 25,000 music related copyri ...

  12. First Anti-Piracy Warnings Issued In France

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French body HADOPI, launched by the government to handle the three-strikes anti-piracy system, confirmed that it has filed its first warning messages. The HADOPI email messages were reportedly sent to infringing users via their respective Internet ...

  13. Three-Strikes Arrives In France

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French body HADOPI, launched by the government to handle the three-strike system, is about to file its first warning messages, a spokesperson confirmed to Billboard.biz today (Sept. 23). HADOPI's rights protection committee CPD has already fi ...

  14. French Anti-Piracy Body Launches Information Campaign

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French body HADOPI, the authority in charge of regulating the country's new three-strikes scheme, has launched a public information campaign about the anti-piracy measures. Around 260,000 advisory leaflets were distributed to motorists on ...

  15. French Data Regulator Green-Lights Three-Strikes

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French three-strike 'Hadopi' law, which was passed in September 2009, has passed a major hurdle for its actual implementation. Data protection regulator CNIL has authorized music rights holders' requests to automatically track I ...

  16. French Music Market Up 8% In Q1, Retail Not So Sure

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music wholesale market went up 8% year-on-year in Q1 2010, generating €128.6 million ($165.8 million), according to labels trade body Snep. The physical market grew 4.3% to €105.5 million ($136 million) and the digital market w ...

  17. French Constitutional Council Validates Anti-Piracy Law

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French Constitutional Council has validated the Creation and Internet law as voted by the French Assembly and Senate in September, while noting that legislators would still have to define exactly how certain elements are applied during the jud ...

  18. French Digital Mission To Have 'Worldwide' Reach

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While France's opposition Socialist party today (Sept. 28) formally submitted the three-strikes Creation and Internet legislation to the Constitutional Council, the man charged with helping to build legitimate digital services has been speaki ...

  19. French Assembly, Senate Adopt Final Anti-Piracy Bill

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French National Assembly has now adopted the final bill on the sanctions side of the three-strikes Creation and Internet bill to tackle illegal file-sharing, by 258 votes in favor and 131 against. With the Senate having voted for the same text ...

  20. French Assembly Adopts Anti-Piracy Bill

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French National Assembly has today (Sept. 15) adopted the sanctions side of the three-strikes Creation and Internet bill to tackle illegal file-sharing, by 285 votes in favor and 225 against. It follows the first part of the law passed in June ...

  21. French Anti-Piracy Sanctions Delayed

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French music business has expressed its disappointment after the National Assembly president's decision to postpone until September the vote on the sanctions side of the Creation and Internet law. The decision is down to the lack of time ...

  22. French Govt Reworks 'Three-Strikes' Law

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The "three-strikes" saga continues in France following the Constitutional Council's recent decision canceling the sanction side of the bill (Billboard.biz, June 10), with the government attempting to find a way around the legal ruli ...

  23. IFPI Still Backing 'Three-Strikes' Schemes

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT IFPI chairman and CEO John Kennedy tells Billboard.biz that "three-strikes" schemes to tackle illegal file-sharing are still a solution, despite the French legal ruling against a key element of the country's proposed system. Kennedy ...

  24. French 'Three-Strikes' Scheme Curtailed

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT France's Creation and Internet law has been watered down after the country's Constitutional Council ruled against a key element that would have allowed an independent administrative authority to cut off copyright infringers' broadba ...

  25. French Biz Welcomes Three-Strikes Vote

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry has voiced its approval after the French Senate adopted the "Creation and Internet" law by 189 votes in favor and 14 against. In the vote today (May 13), the Senate did not amend the draft voted by the National Assembl ...

  26. Three-Strikes Bill Adopted In France

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate has adopted the "Creation and Internet" law by 189 votes in favor and 14 against. The Senate, which passed the law this morning (May 13), did not amend the draft voted by the National Assembly yesterday, opening the way ...

  27. French Assembly Adopts Three-Strikes Law

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four weeks after its surprise rejection, the French "Creation and Internet" law has finally been adopted by the National Assembly, with 296 votes in favor and 233 against. The law includes the implementing of a three-strikes scheme under ...

  28. French Govt Revives Three-Strikes Law

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debate on the French "Creation and Internet" law has resumed at the National Assembly in Paris, after the bill was surprisingly rejected by deputies on April 9. The draft law, which features a three-strike scheme to tackle illegal do ...

  29. French Three-Strike Law Debate To Resume

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debates on French piracy law "Creation and Internet" will resume at French Assemby on April 29, according to French deputy Jean-François Copé. The bill, which features a three-strike scheme to prevent illegal download, was surprising ...

  30. French Govt Pledges New Vote On Three-Strikes Law

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the French National Assembly's shock rejection of the "Creation and Internet" law proposal, the government has already confirmed its intention to re-submit the bill to a vote. The law would have implemented the three-strik ...

  31. French Politicians Reject Three-Strikes Law

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a shock move for the biz, French politicians have surprisingly rejected the proposed "Creation and Internet" law aimed at tackling illegal P2P file-sharing. The law would have implemented the controversial three-strikes scheme under w ...

  32. French Govt Wins Web Piracy Vote

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French National Assembly has voted to adopt the central clause in the anti-piracy 'Creation and Internet Law,' which would allow a state body to cut off copyright infringers' broadband access after two warnings were issued. The ...

  33. French Assembly Debates Web Piracy Law

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Debates on the 'Creation and Internet' draft law have started in the French Assembly. The draft law would introduce a three-strike scheme, under which infringers could ultimately see their Internet access cut. The text, adopted by the Fr ...

  34. France Begins Debating Anti-Piracy Law

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT First debates on the long awaited "Creation and Internet" draft law have kicked off at the French Senate. The draft law was inspired by a mission led at the end of 2007 by Denis Olivennes, former CEO of leading French entertainment retai ...

  35. French Gov't Approves 'Three Strikes' Scheme

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The French government has given the green light to the controversial "Internet and creation" law, which is designed to control online piracy. The development this week closes the first step of an adoption process that will now go through ...

  36. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  37. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  38. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  39. French Debate On C'right To Resume May 4

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The debate on the controversial French copyright bill will resume in the Senate on May 4. The draft, which was voted by the French Parliament on March 21 after weeks of passionate discussions, has to The debate on the controversial French copyrigh ...

  40. French Debate On C'right To Resume May 4

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Draft passed March 21 awaits Senate adoption. The debate on the controversial French copyright bill will resume in the Senate on May 4. The draft, which was voted by the French Parliament on March 21 after weeks of passionate discussions, has to b ...

  41. French Parliament To Discuss New Copyright Bill

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to debate the controversial new digital copyright bill. If passed, the copyright and neighboring rights in the information society bill (DADVSI) would impose t French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to de ...

  42. French Parliament To Discuss New Copyright Bill

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to debate the controversial new digital copyright bill. If passed, the copyright and neighboring rights in the information society bill (DADVSI) would impose t French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to de ...

  43. French Court Prohibits Exchanging Physical Copies Of Movies

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two French individuals have received two-month suspended sentences and fines of €20,000 ($26,492) for exchanging physical copies of films. PARIS -- Two French individuals have received two-month suspended sentences and fines of €20,000 ( ...